Thousands of Civilians Forced to Flee Junta Raids in Myanmar’s Sagaing Region

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Myanmar’s Civilian Defense and Security Organization reported more than 5,000 people displaced during the junta’s four-day raids and arson attacks in Myaung township, Sagaing region. According to the organization, the junta soldiers and pro-junta militias torched about 400 houses in …

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Rohingya Refugee Boat Sinks Off Myanmar Coast, Passengers Feared Missing or Dead

At least 17 Rohingya refugees were killed and several more went missing after the boat which carried them sank off the coast of Myanmar while on their way to Malaysia over the weekend. According to the United Nations High Commissioner …

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Mali Pulls Out of Extremist Fighting Group

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Mali announced its withdrawal from the G5, a west African force against extremists, on Sunday. The withdrawal was a direct result of Mali’s rejection as leader of the G5 regional organization, which comprises Mauritania, Chad, Burkina Faso, and Niger. According …

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Pro-Junta Militias Grow in Myanmar

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Pro-democracy and anti-junta activists said they felt more unsafe as pro-junta militias in Myanmar grew. An anti-coup protester told Radio Free Asia (RFA) Myanmar Service that the anti-junta activists feel increasingly unsafe as the pro-junta groups spread. “What I am …

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Junta Troops Raze Entire Village in Southern Kalay

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Residents of Kalay Township in the Sagaing Region said the Junta troops burned a village to the ground on Sunday after fighting with anti-military defense forces.  “They torched every house in sight. Only a few houses on the edge of …

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Myanmar Junta Court Sentences Suu Kyi to 5 Years for Alleged Corruption

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The Myanmar junta court has sentenced the country’s former leader Aung San Suu Kyi, to five years in prison on Wednesday, the first verdict among several corruption charges filed against her. Suu Kyi had denied during the trial that she …

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Myanmar is One of the World’s Top Jailers of Writers, Human Rights Group Said

Myanmar has joined China and Saudi Arabi as the top jailers of writers in the world in 2021, according to a freedom of expression advocacy group. Myanmar jailed at least 26 writers in 2021, accounting for the single-largest increase of …

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Myanmar Teen Imprisoned for Donating $7 to Resistance

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Local sources from a village in Myanmar said that a 19-year-old female was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment with hard labor on Monday at Dawei Prison court in the Tanintharyi region for allegedly donating money to an armed resistance force. …

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